Naturopathic Medicine in Indiana

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

Action alert


Want to get involved?

Contact your Indiana Senate and Assembly representatives and voice your opposition to legitimizing the practice of naturopathy.

Not sure what to say? Check out these tips for speaking with lawmakers from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Sign the petition Naturopaths are not doctors: stop legitimizing pseudoscience

Scope of practice

Naturopaths are not registered or licensed in Indiana to practice naturopathy. They are not permitted to use the title doctor.


Senate Bill 508 and House Bill 1595 licensing bills failed in 2017.

The bills would have allowed naturopaths to use the title “physician,” diagnose and treat disease, and employ a broad scope of practice including intravenous therapies, minor office procedures, and prescription of some legend drugs.

Introduced by Senators David Niezgodski and Blake Doriot and Representative Don Lehe.

Information courtesy of Society for Science-Based Medicine.

How to file a complaint

Physicians are regulated by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. The complaint process is described here. Anyone can file a complaint. An online consumer complaint form can be found here. Complaints need to be limited to practicing medicine without a license.